Information on this page is for the 2017 GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, ½ Marathon, 10k and Saturday 5k.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  All information provided on this page is subject to change.

Community Information

                                                                  Important Event Update
After consultation and review with our partners in the city of Las Vegas, we have decided that the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 will take place as scheduled on November 11-12, 2017. We are working closely with all appropriate local and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our runners, volunteers, and spectators in the Las Vegas area.

Now it is time to come together and show the world how strong the Rock ‘n’ Roll community is and support Las Vegas. This November, you will be an important part of the Las Vegas community as we continue the tradition of running the Las Vegas Strip at Night.

While the event will proceed, there will be several changes to race weekend to ensure runner and spectator safety and an exceptional participant experience.

We are able to confirm the following at this time:
•    All events including the Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday 5K and Sunday Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K will take place.
•    The Marathon and 1/2 Marathon course will be adjusted due to a new Start Line location in front of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino.
•    The 10K and 5K venue and courses will not change.
•    The Health & Fitness Expo location will remain at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Thank you for your support, cooperation and understanding. We look forward to returning to Las Vegas this November.



Alternate Access to Popular Destinations – Coming Soon!

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Use the free Waze App on your smartphone for point to point directions on race day to avoid road closures!

Be Aware. Plan Ahead

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course. Please note that there have been course modifications since last year’s event, so please plan accordingly.

  • The GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, ½ Marathon & 10k will bring tens of thousands of runners and walkers to Las Vegas, in addition to thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • Back again this year, the marathon and half marathon courses will be run at night!
  • To round out a full weekend of racing, the Saturday night Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k presented by SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino will take place on November 11!
  • Get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Las Vegas residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 2:30 pm and 11:00 pm on Sunday, November 12*. Between 2:30 pm and 3:00 p.m., Police and event personnel may implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.


*Please note, a few portions of Las Vegas Blvd will be closed earlier or reopened later due to start line set-up/finish line set-up and breakdown. Please consult the road closure grid for a complete list of road closures and times.

Road Closure Map

This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.


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Public Transportation Information

Regional Transportation Commission

RTC riders should expect various route detours and delays throughout much of the fixed route system on race day, from approximately 1:30 pm to 11:00 pm.  Due to marathon road closures, Deuce on the Strip and Strip & Downtown Express service on Las Vegas Blvd will operate on detour during this time; regular routing will resume as soon as roads are opened.  For additional information before race day, call RTC Customer Service at 228-7433 (RIDE) or visit their marathon event detour page here.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs.  Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. View a list of “no-parking” areas here.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.